What is Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the enforcement agency for this statute, issued guidelines in 1980 defining sexual harassment in employment (Title VII). The University has adapted these guidelines to address sexual harassment in education (Title IX).
Generally, sexual harassment may be defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:
The guidelines serve as the basis of most of the case law on sexual harassment developed over the past years. Additional information about the following subjects can be obtained from the Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office Library housed in room 220 in the Cope Administration Building: